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In Search of the Wild Creatures in Nepal

Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park – Bardia National Park– Suklaphanta Wild life Reserve – Kathmandu
12 Nights – 13 Days
Trip Highlights
  • Jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre in Chitwan.
  • Experience the Dugout Canoe Ride in Rapti River
  • Tharu (An indigenous and ethnic group in the Terai region of Nepal.) Cultural dance & many more.
  • Help out with bathing Elephants!
  • Drive from Chitwan to Baridya.
  • Bardia National Park.
  • Rafting down the Karnali River
  • Elephant ride
  • Village tour - Tharus tribe
  • Game drives in Sukla Phanta
  • Jeep Safari, Fishing
  • Nepalgunj
  • Dhangadi to Kathmandu flight
Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu’s International Airport . Welcome to Nepal!

You are met by your airport representative in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Special welcome waits at the airport upon arrival. After meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your chosen hotel for check in.

NEPAL – officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a mystical country nestled in the folds of the magnificent Himalaya mountain ranges. The people of Nepal can always be seen to be smiling. Nepal is a deeply religious country, as you will see in their temples, Monasteries and buildings. The fertile, mountain-sheltered Kathmandu Valley is the historic heart of Nepal, where the Himalaya's most sophisticated kingdoms rose and fell and where Nepali art and culture were developed and refined. In many ways the Kathmandu Valley is Nepal.
Day 2 / 3 / 4
Chitwan
Breakfast at the Hotel. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Chitwan.

Upon arrival the naturalist will host reception, refreshments, briefing about the programs and the resort facilities. Enjoy your lunch at the Hotel before you proceed on to the Jungle to see wild life this afternoon.

Nature walk or jungle walks: Jungle Walks allows one to explore several different wildlife habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests. There, one gets an opportunity to encounter a variety of animals including the endangered ones. Since walking through the forest disturbs the animals less, you’ll have a better chance for discovering wildlife. One can also learn useful information about different kinds of plants and herbs in the National park.

Dugout canoe ride:
Floating down Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river (from a safe distance). It is also a relaxing and a better way to watch the different kinds of birds and wildlife species drink water on the bank of the serene river.
Tharu dance: A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land. Join in elephant bathing. This is great fun! It’s probably something you can only do in a few places across the whole world.
Visit Elephant Breeding Centre: Next to the wild adventures in Chitwan, Chitwan has a second major attraction; the elephant breeding centre.

This was installed because the elephant population is becoming endangered in Nepal. The elephant breeding centre is unique as it is one of the only 2 in the world.
Day 5 /6 / 7
Drive Chitwan to Bardia
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bardiya. It will be approximate 475 Kms / 08 hrs drive. Upon arrival the naturalist will host reception, refreshments, briefing about the programs and the resort facilities.

Rising early, guest can take a tour of Jungle to track tigers, elephants or the great one horned rhinoceros in the morning light. An al fresco styled buffet breakfast will be served on return. Rest of the day to meet the Elephants: The most popular activity in the Bardiya lodges.

Spend a day with the Mahouts, elephant keepers and watch the daily life of the elephant camp unfold. Help prepare the 150 kilograms of feed each elephant requires each day. Head down to the river to watch the elephant bathing and take an afternoon stroll through the villages or community forest atop one of these gentle grey giants of the jungle. These intimate, once in a life time experiences will give you the deeper connection to the jungles of Nepal. Activities include:
  • Bird watching
  • A river safari to spot wildlife at dawn or dusk.
  • A Jeep safari in the National park in search of Tiger, Rhinos and Leopards.
  • Village walks etc.
Day 8 / 9 /10
Drive Bardia National Park to Sukla Phata
After breakfast we will drive to Royal Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, aiming to reach in time for lunch. The next three nights will be spent here.

After lunch, we venture into the reserve, on our first game drive of the tour.
Located in the extreme southwestern belt of the Terai, Royal Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, although small in area, is an amazing place for game viewing and jungle safaris. Shukla Phata Wildlife Reserve protects some of the richest and most extensive grasslands in Asia, as well as both Sal and riverine forest, providing a mixed habitat that supports an estimated 20 Tigers, one of the highest densities in the world today, although this particular population is shy and not habituated to man’s presence as in the popular Indian reserves where tourists abound. The international border between Nepal and India demarcates both the reserve’s western and southern boundaries, beyond which lies the Luggabugga Florican Reserve in India.

The reserve’s Sal and riverine forests span the largest ‘phantas’ (grasslands) in Nepal and these are of international importance on account of the unique selection of threatened birds and other wildlife that they hold. Four small lakes – Rani Tal, Salghaudi Tal, Kalikitch Tal and Shikari Tal – add significantly to the reserve’s biodiversity.

Day 11 /12
Sukhla Panta – Dhangadi – Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Kathmandu. Optional you may take a full day city tour Kathmandu & depart the next day

TOUR ENDS